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historical and geographical description of Formosa.

George Psalmanazar

historical and geographical description of Formosa.

Giving an account of the religion, customs, manners &c. of the inhabitants. Together with a relation of what happen"d to the author in his travels; particularly his conferences with the Jesuits, and others, in several parts of Europe. Also the history and reasons of his conversion to Christianity, with his objections against it (in defence of paganism) and their answers.

by George Psalmanazar

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Published by R. Holden in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Apologetics.,
  • Taiwan.

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesLibrary of imposters -- v. 2.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxlviii, 288 p.
    Number of Pages288
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17772414M

    His book, An Historical and Geographical Description of Formosa, presented elaborate details and drawings of Formosan clothing, culture, religion, and manners – all entirely fabricated. It even had a Formosan alphabet chart. Psalmanazar became a European sensation. His book was a best-seller, and was translated into a number of languages.   All this ego-stroking opened doors for George Psalmanazar. In , he found a publisher for his first book, An Historical and Geographical Description of Formosa, an Island Subject to the Emperor of Japan, which was a pack of lies from beginning to end. According to the book, Formosa’s great capital city, Xternetsa, comprised underground igloos made from adobe.

    A Historical and Geographical Description of Formosa, issue without Lintott in the imprint (no priority established), engraved table of the Formosan language, 15 engraved plates (one folding), early signature of W. Phillips on title and bookplate of his descendant A.P. de Lisle, Garendon Park, bought from him by Maggs in and with their cost code at the end, contemporary . Formosa, Historical and Geographical Description of, by George Psalmanaazaar. The title-page of this curious book, published in French at Amsterdam, by Pierre Mortier & Co., in , bears this description of its contents:— 1 “Description of the Island of .

    Bauman Rare Books offers an extraordinary selection of rare books and autographs in all fields. Visit us online, at our galleries in New York or Las Vegas, or call us at BAUMAN.   Decem Value of a Rare Chinese Book. This edition of George Psalmanazar’s An Historical and Geographical Description of Formosa (i.e. Taiwan) is a long time favorite title of mine. Indeed, the book is one of the greatest hoaxes of the 18th century. The mysterious author, George Psalmanazar, invented a book on Taiwan for eager English .


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To which is prefix'd, a preface in vindication of himself from the reflections of a Jesuit By George Psalmanaazaar, Illustrated with seve.AN HISTORICAL and GEOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTION OF FORMOSA, AN Island subject to the Emperor of JAPAN.

GIVING An Account of the Religion, Customs, Manners, &c. of the Inhabitants. Together with a Relation of what happen'd to the Au­thor in his Travels; particularly his Confe­rences with the Jesuits, and others, in several Parts of Europe.

Also the History and .